I'm linking up with Darcy for Project 52!
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This week's challenge: Self portrait
I checked out this week's theme; ironically, my photo from last week's P-52 Challenge was also a self-portrait. :)
I had wanted to take a walk in these woods near my home since last Friday when it started snowing. How cool to get some pics of these snow-covered trees; I had gotten some nice pics in this same location this past autumn. I brought my 17-85mm lens and my 100mm macro lens along, because you never know what you're going to find. For my macro photography, I love a very low ISO and sometimes a smaller aperture--depth of field can be tricky with a macro--so I brought my tripod along because I wasn't sure what the light would be like and shutter speed might be low.
Toward the end of my walk--and nearing sundown--I thought to myself, "Self portrait!" (I even said it aloud--nothing like talking to yourself when you're all alone in the middle of the woods!)
I bumped up the ISO for my self portrait so that I could get a decent shutter speed. I set up my camera and tripod, and found a small tree I could stand next to for focus. I set my aperture to f6.3 to make sure my face would be in focus in case I was not quite even with the tree. I set the timer for a 10-second delay and ran back and forth a few times to test out my settings. I ended up zooming in for more focus on my face. I felt a little goofy smiling at the camera, all alone in the woods!
- Canon 40D
- ISO 500
- Manual mode
- 17-85mm lens at 68mm
- 1/80 sec. shutter speed
Here is the series of photos I ended up keeping:
Nice composition, but the focus is a little off; maybe a closer shot...
Blah composition, plus where am I looking and what am I smiling at??
Nice, but my head is tilted the same way as the tree; could I be falling?
The shot I chose.
I'm feeling really goofy doing this in the middle of the woods!!
Treasuring life's moments,
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